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Komen Scholars

The Komen Scholars (formerly known as the Scientific Advisory Council or SAC) are an advisory group of 60 distinguished scholars and leaders in breast cancer research and advocacy who have made significant contributions to advancing the field or who demonstrate significant promise of leading the field with important advances in the future and are committed to furthering Komen's mission.   

 

This group of scientific advisors was established in 2010 and is led by the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), which serves as the executive committee. Komen Scholars advise and provide expertise to Susan G. Komen in a variety of capacities, with primary responsibility for leading and participating as reviewers in Komen's scientific peer review process.  Komen Scholars also contribute in other ways to Komen's mission-related programs, for example by presenting educational seminars and webinars; contributing to the development of educational materials; serving as representatives to the media/public; participating in the development of policy positions and other initiatives; serving as scientific advisors and participating in Komen-led think tank meetings and other Komen-sponsored programs; and collaborating with local Affiliates. 

 

 The Komen Scholars  are an international group—representing 32 institutions in Belgium, Canada, England, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, and the US—and span a wide range of expertise, including clinical research, laboratory research, pathology, prevention, radiation oncology, surgery, and other research disciplines and specialties.   As researchers themselves, these 54 Scholars must be involved in innovative projects that seek to discover and deliver the cures for breast cancer.  In addition, 6 of the Scholars are Advocates in Science who ensure that the unique perspectives of those affected by breast cancer are fully integrated into decisions at every step of the research process. 

 

 

Komen Scholars: 2012 - 2013 

 
Benjamin Anderson Photo  Benjamin Anderson, M.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA 

 Alan Ashworth Bio Picture 

Alan Ashworth, F.R.S. 
Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Centre, Institute of Cancer Research
London, England

 Sunil Badve Photo 

Sunil Badve, M.D., F.R.C.Path 
Indiana University Simon Cancer Center
Indianapolis, IN
  Kimberly Blackwell Photo  Kimberly Blackwell, M.D. 
Duke University
School of Medicine
Durham, NC

 Gerard Blobe Photo 

 Gerard Blobe, M.D., Ph.D. 
Duke University
School of Medicine
Durham, NC

  Melissa Bondy Photo   

 Melissa Bondy, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

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Joan Brugge, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
 Lisa Carey Photo    Lisa Carey, M.D.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive
Cancer Center
Chapel Hill, NC 

   Claire Dees Photo 

Claire Dees, M.D., Ms.C.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive
Cancer Center
Chapel Hill, NC 

 Angelo DiLeo Photo 

    

   Angelo Di Leo, M.D., Ph.D.
Hospital of Prato
Istituto Toscano Tumori
Prato, Italy 
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University of Washington Seattle, WA
  Susan Domchek Photo   Susan Domchek, M.D.
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

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Karen Durham
Komen Advocate in Science
Lindale, TX

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Matthew Ellis, M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

  Carol Fabian Photo   Carol Fabian, M.D.
University of Kansas
Medical Center
Westwood, KS

 Sandra Finestone Photo  

Sandra Finestone, PsyD.
Komen Advocate in Science
Costa Mesa, CA

 William Foulkes Photo 

   

 
 William Foulkes, M.B., Ph.D.
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

  Patricia Ganz Photo 

 

 Patricia Ganz, M.D.
University of California,
Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 
 Judy Garber Photo  Judy Garber, M.D., MPH
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA William Foulkes, M.B., Ph.D.
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Julie Gralow Photo    

 Julie Gralow, M.D.
University of Washington
School of Medicine and
Seattle Cancer Care
Alliance
Seattle, WA
  Joe Gray Photo   Joe Gray, Ph.D.
Knight Cancer Institute
Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR  

  Theresa Guise Photo(5) 

 Theresa Guise, M.D.
Indiana University
School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Susan Hankinson Photo   Susan Hankinson, Sc.D.
Brigham and Women's
Hospital and
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

  Daniel Hayes Photo 

Daniel Hayes, M.D.
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

  Mien-Chie Hung Photo 

   Mien-Chie Hung, Ph.D.
University of Texas
M.D. Anderson
Cancer Center
Houston, TX
  Nola Hylton Photo  Nola Hylton, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 

   Nancy Hynes Photo 

 

  Nancy Hynes, Ph.D.
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Basel, Switzerland

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  Judy Johnson
Komen Advocate in Science
St. Louis, MO
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Komen Advocate in Science
Wichita, KS

  Craig Jordan Photo 

 Virgil (Craig) Jordan, OBE, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Lombardi Comprehensive
Cancer Center
Georgetown University
Medical Center
Washington, DC
  Bella Kaufman Photo    Bella Kaufman, M.D.
Chaim Sheba Medical Centre
Ramat Gan, Israel

    Mary-Claire King Photo 

 Mary-Claire King, Ph.D.
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA
  Ian Krop Photo   Ian Krop, M.D., Ph.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

  Adrian Lee Photo 

  Adrian Lee,  Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

 David Livingston Photo 

 David Livingston, M.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 
 David Mankoff.jpg  David Mankoff, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 

    Funda Meric-Bernstam Photo 

Funda Meric-Bernstam, M.D.
University of Texas
M.D. Anderson
Cancer Center
Houston, TX 
   Kathy Miller Photo   Kathy Miller, M.D.
Indiana University Simon Cancer Center
Indianapolis, IN
Gordon Mills Photo   Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas
M.D. Anderson
Cancer Center
Houston, TX

    Harikrishna Nakshatri Photo 

Harikrishna Nakshatri, B.V.Sc. (DVM), Ph.D.
Indiana University
School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN  
  Olufunmilayo Olopade Photo   Olufunmilayo Olopade, M.D., F.A.C.P.
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

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Bert O'Malley, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX  

  Ramon Parsons Photo 

Ramon Parsons, M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University
Medical Center
New York, NY  

 Ann Partridge Photo 

Ann Partridge, M.D., M.P.H.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

 Rena Pasick Photo 

 Rena Pasick, Dr.PH
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA

 Lori Pierce Photo 

  Lori Pierce, M.D.
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI 
 Jennifer Pietenpol Photo   Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt-Ingram
Cancer Center
Nashville, TN 

 Jeffrey Rosen Photo 

 
Jeffrey Rosen, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX 

 Bryan Schneider Photo  

 Bryan P. Schneider, M.D.
Indiana University Simon Cancer Center 
Indianapolis, IN
Christos Sotiriou Photo  Christos Sotiriou, M.D. Ph.D.
Jules Bordet Institute
Brussels, Belgium 

    Patty Spears Photo 

Patricia Spears
Komen Advocate in Science
Raleigh, NC 

   Neil Spector Photo 

Neil Spector, M.D.
Duke University
School of Medicine
Durham, NC 

  Vered Stearns Photo 

Vered Stearns, M.D.
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer
Center at
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 
William Symmans Photo  William Symmans, M.D.
University of Texas
M.D. Anderson
Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Geoffrey Wahl Photo 

   

   
  Geoffrey Wahl, Ph.D.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA

  Danny Welch Photo 

 
 Danny Welch, Ph.D.
The Kansas University Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

   Julia White Photo 

 Julia White, M.D.
Stephanie Spielman Comprehensive
Breast Center,
The Ohio State
University Medical School
Columbus, OH

 Antonio Wolff Photo  

 

 Antonio Wolff, M.D.
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer
Center at
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

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 Kimberly Wright
Komen Advocate in Science
Reisterstown, MD

Douglas Yee Photo(1)  

 Douglas Yee, M.D.
Masonic Cancer Center
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN